Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"1. Review of Writing Assessment. 2. Review of new vocabulary "El hotel" and "Los numeros". 3. Completed review sheet of work needed for a test. 4. Made note cards for new vocabulary. 5. Reviewed incomplete sheet of work needed for the test taken on Tuesday. 6. Completed worksheets on newly assigned vocabulary. 7. Completed homework assignment on the current vocabulary lists. Super improvement!"
"The student and I covered how to find rational zeros for polynomial functions, the fundamental theorem of Algebra, using the zeros to write a polynomial function, using Descartes' rule of sines, graphing and analyzing graphs of polynomial functions, finding turning points, writing cubic functions, and evaluating nth roots and using rational exponents. We covered sample problems that dealt with each topic. Overall, progress was great! I gave the student a few homework problems for her to practice."
"The student and I read stories together. After reading, we would discuss some of the trouble words and talk about sounds she may had difficulty with. I wrote the trouble words on the white board and talked about spelling and letter sounds."
"Met with parent and discussed the overall action plan for improving the student's ACT score. Decided to focus on the English section and to do a little bit of science section review. Began evaluative practice questions in the English section."
"Today, the student and I focused more on writing. I would estimate a 30-50 point increase in each subject so far, putting her at a 150 pt increase. As I've told her, the best way to increase her score is to take more practice tests."
"Covered essay writing for the SSAT, and went over some common vocabulary that might be seen on the test. Gave him some pointers on the test in general, and went over some math questions that he still was confused by. Hopefully he does amazing on the test on Saturday!"
"A few topics were covered such as circles, special right triangles, and Pythagorean theorem while solving two sections of the actual SAT math. The student showed some improvements in problem solving skills"
"The student had questions prepared from his review materials for this week's semester exam. This included solving logarithmic and exponential equations, graphs of rational functions, solving polynomial functions, and graphing/finding inverse functions."
"We went over grades on the computer to make sure she is staying on track and see what she could improve on. Reviewed past math HW and 1st quiz and problems she missed. Looked at current Math HW assignment and reviewed concepts for 2nd quiz tomorrow. Started Section 3 of History"
"The student and I reviewed her last test. I made sure she understood why she missed each question. She feels like she did much better on the test she took last week. We then continued learning about domain and range of a function. We reviewed how to add. subtract, divide and multiply quadratic functions. It was an excellent session and I think she made excellent progress."
"The student and I have been focusing on ways to improve her math skills and strategies to reduce difficult calculations in problems. She seems to be taking to these strategies well, and I think she is quite encouraged by the results. We covered enthalpy of reactions, volume-pressure work, and heat exchange problems with and without phase changes. With one of the calorimetry problems she misinterpreted the system, understanding it in such a way that the reactant absorbed all of the heat rather than the total solution absorbing the heat. Upon straightening out that misconception she was able to fully understand the problem and gain a better grasp of heat exchange within a system. I continue to encourage her practicing math problems so she can approach the exams with greater confidence knowing that she will be able to move through the exam questions quickly and without hesitation."
"The student and I mostly worked on homework assignments from the year. Most of the assignments focused on graphing and understanding polynomial equations. She seemed to have a good understanding on the concepts once she understood what the question was asking. No concerns for this session."